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Cady Huffman & Brian Stokes Mitchell to Announce 55th Annual Drama Desk Noms. 5/3; LuPone to Host Ceremony 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2010

Patti LuPone, the winner of three Drama Desk Awards as Outstanding Actress in A Musical for her performances in Evita (1980), Anything Goes 1988) and Gypsy (2008), will host this year's 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 9 PM, it was announced today by Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer of the annual awards show, and William Wolf, President of the Drama Desk. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Leslie Uggams Opens at the Cafe Carlyle
by Monica Simoes - Mar 31, 2010

Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) opened her exclusive three-week engagement - her first New York cabaret appearance in 18 years - at the Cafe Carlyle last night, March 30. 'Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown' will play through Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the famed night spot. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night celebration, as were friends Celisse Henderson, Capathia Jenkins, Chuck Cooper, Tommy Tune, Karen Akers and more. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company Presents THE LAST FALL 4/15-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2010

The Last Fall is a poignant love story that follows two fifty-somethings as they mature in life and love while facing difficult truths. The audience follows Rhea, an urban school teacher, and Neville, a Trinidad-born taxi driver, as they struggle with the challenges before them. (more...)

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre Presents August Wilson's WOMEN Mar 25-Apr 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre presents August Wilson's Women At The Nuyorican Poets Café (more...)

Calloway, White et al. Garner '10 MAC Award Noms.; Uggams Honored, McNight Hosts 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2010

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs has announced the nominees for the 2010 24th Annual MAC Awards. The ceremony honoring the nominees, will take place on May 4, 2010 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, and will be hosted by Sharon McNight. Leslie Uggams will be honored for Lifetime Achievement, with Board of Directors Awards being presented to Peter Leavy and playbill.com. The event will begin at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Lennie Watts will direct the evening, with Tracy Stark musical directing. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre Presents August Wilson's WOMEN Mar 25-Apr 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre presents August Wilson's Women At The Nuyorican Poets Café (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Swings Onto San Jose Rep Theatre's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

he irresistible, finger-snappin' and toe-tappin' Tony® Award-winning musical revue, Ain't Misbehavin', a celebration of the music of Thomas "Fats" Waller, shimmies onto San Jose Repertory Theatre's stage March 13. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Premieres At Urban Stages 4/9; Gash Helms, Towers Stars
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem will begin previews on Friday, April 9; opening on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

FENCES Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2010

The box office for August Wilson's Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis is now open to the general public. FENCES is set to open on April 26, 2010 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). The strictly limited 13-week engagement will begin previews on April 14. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Premieres @ urban Stages 4/9; Gash Helms, Towers Stars
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem will begin previews on Friday, April 9; opening on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Lainie Kazan to Guest on UGLY BETTY 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2010

Lainie Kazan and Brian Stokes Mitchell are set to guest on the 'Fire and Nice' episode of Ugly Betty. Lainie Kazanwill guest as Dina Talercio, and Brian Stokes Mitchell will guest as Don Jones. The show will also feature Rich Sommer as Jimmy Wilson, Alec Mapa as Suzuki St. Pierre, Neal Bledsoe as Tyler and Nestor Serrano as Anthony Talercio, with Adam Rodriguez as Bobby Talercio. (more...)

Leslie Uggams Comes To The Cafe Carlyle 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2010

Erich Steinbock (Managing Director) is pleased to welcome Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) to the Café Carlyle in an exclusive three-week engagement - her first New York cabaret appearance in 18 years. 'Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown' will begin performances on Tuesday, March 30 and play through Saturday, April 17, 2010. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Lainie Kazan to Guest on UGLY BETTY 3/10
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

Lainie Kazan and Brian Stokes Mitchell are set to guest on the 'Fire and Nice' episode of Ugly Betty. Lainie Kazanwill guest as Dina Talercio, and Brian Stokes Mitchell will guest as Don Jones. The show will also feature Rich Sommer as Jimmy Wilson, Alec Mapa as Suzuki St. Pierre, Neal Bledsoe as Tyler and Nestor Serrano as Anthony Talercio, with Adam Rodriguez as Bobby Talercio. (more...)

August Wilson's FENCES Plays Final Show at South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2010

Fences, August Wilson's powerful story of a fractured African-American family in 1950s Pittsburgh, will play its final show on February 21. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Premieres At Urban Stages 4/9; Gash Helms, Towers Stars
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem will begin previews on Friday, April 9; opening on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: FENCES!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

FENCES, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, is set to open on April 26, 2010 at the Cort Theatre. The strictly limited 13-week engagement will begin previews on April 14, and the marquee has gone up! (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Premieres At Urban Stages 4/9; Gash Helms, Towers Stars
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem will begin previews on Friday, April 9; opening on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

Mitchell To Be Honored At The Actors Fund's 14th Annual Tony Awards Party at Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

THE ACTORS FUND will honor Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell at their 14th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala features the only live feed in Los Angeles of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. Marc Cherry, creator/producer of 'Desperate Housewives' and David Rambo, producer/writer is 'CSI' will produce and write this event. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Comes To Town Hall 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2010

The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.), Times Square's landmark concert venue, is pleased to present Brian Stokes Mitchell in concert on Saturday April 17th at 8PM. Tickets are on sale now for $50 and $45. (more...)

FENCES Star Viola Davis Discusses Her Return To Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2010

Viola Davis has been featured in NY Magazine in an article titled 'August Calls: Viola Davis, back home with Fences.' The article is by K. LEANDER WILLIAMS and begins: (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company Announces Dollar Days for THE LAST FALL 4/29-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2010

The Crossroad Theatre Company has announced the Dollar Days program for their current production of THE LAST FALL from April 29th through may 2nd. The deal allows those with the code DDAYS to, on the purchase of one ticket at full price, purchase a second ticket for $1. The deal is valid for all productions April 29th to May 2nd. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Mitchell To Be Honored, Bening Hosts Actors Fund's Tony Awards Party 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2010

THE ACTORS FUND Presents the 14th Annual TONY Awards Party Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell, With Host Tommy Tune and Presenter Annette Bening. (more...)

PTC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM 5/21-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Philadelphia Theatre Company concludes its 2009-2010 season with August Wilson's masterpiece and first Broadway success Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 21-June 13. (more...)

New Repertory Theater Launches in Philadelphia This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Temple Repertory Theater, a newly-created professional company of artists closely associated with the Department of Theater at Temple University, announces the launch of its inaugural season this summer in Philadelphia. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Presents 'TWO OLD BLACK GUYS...' 4/29-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

Penumbra Theatre Company, the nation's preeminent African American theatre, proudly announces the opening of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, by Gus Edwards, directed by Lou Bellamy on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The production will run April 29 - May 23, 2010. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Presents THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Previews 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE - The Musical, with music, book and lyrics by Tim Acito (Zanna, Don't), choreography by Ameenah Kaplan (Altar Boyz, Frosty the Snow Manilow), musical direction by Greg Nabours (A New Brain), directed by Michael Matthews (Haram Iran, Beautiful Thing) and produced for Celebration Theatre by David Tarlow. (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work 4/19 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work Today In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Will End Its Run at San Jose Rep Theatre's Stage, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2010

The irresistible, finger-snappin' and toe-tappin' Tony® Award-winning musical revue, Ain't Misbehavin', a celebration of the music of Thomas "Fats" Waller, will end its run at the San Jose Repertory Theatre's stage April 18th. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Comes To Town Hall 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.), Times Square's landmark concert venue, is pleased to present Brian Stokes Mitchell in concert on Saturday April 17th at 8PM. Tickets are on sale now for $50 and $45. (more...)

Leslie Uggams Concludes Run At The Cafe Carlyle 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

Tony Award-winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) concludes an exclusive three-week engagement - her first New York cabaret appearance in 18 years - at the Café Carlyle April 17. 'Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown' began performances on Tuesday, March 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Of LANGSTON IN HARLEM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) presents the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. (more...)

The Black Rep Continues Season 33 with Production of Yasmina Reza's ART 5/5 - 5/23
by Chris Gibson - Apr 16, 2010

Black Rep to present ART by Yasmina Reza May 5 - 23, 2010, a play which takes a profound look at the nature of friendship. When well-to-do Serge purchases an expensive painting it causes his best friend to question not only his taste, but his moral fiber as well. What do we really know about our friends and can friendship survive when we discover an unexpected, hard to believe truth about someone we think we know? (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work 4/19 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

LANGSTON IN HARLEM Opens Tonight At Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) will present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. (more...)

Crossroads Theatre Company Presents THE LAST FALL 4/15-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

The Last Fall is a poignant love story that follows two fifty-somethings as they mature in life and love while facing difficult truths. The audience follows Rhea, an urban school teacher, and Neville, a Trinidad-born taxi driver, as they struggle with the challenges before them. (more...)

FENCES' Viola Davis Leads 'The Help' Film
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

According to Variety, Viola Davis will star in DreamWorks Studios' 'The Help,' an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel. Davis, who is currently in previews for Broadway's Fences also starring Denzel Washington, will play Aibileen. (more...)

Urban Stage's LANGSTON IN HARLEM Opens 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic Director, Lauren Schmiedel, Managing Director) present the World Premiere of the musical Langston in Harlem, featuring a book by Langston Hughes, Walter Marks and Kent Gash, with music by Walter Marks, lyrics by Langston Hughes and directed by Kent Gash, with musical direction by Barry Levitt and choreography by Byron Easley. Langston in Harlem began previews on Friday, April 9. The opening is set for Thursday, April 15, 2010 and will initially run through May 2, 2010. (more...)

High School Students Breathe New Life into August Wilson's Work 4/19 In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

The soaring, lyrical monologues of playwright August Wilson have been performed by some of the theatre world's greatest actors. Now, talented high school students will get their chance to breathe new life into August Wilson's monologues. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Washington and Davis Discuss FENCES on Times Talk
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2010

FENCES stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis recently sat down with Lynn Hirschberg for a Times Talk discussion on the play. In a sold out event, Hirschberg spoke to the actors about their roles and how they feel about the play as black actors. (more...)

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre Presents August Wilson's WOMEN Mar 25-Apr 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre presents August Wilson's Women At The Nuyorican Poets Café (more...)

Denzel Washington Originally Tapped for 'Fences' Film
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2010

Yesterday, March 31, Denzel Washington and Fences co-star Viola Davis participated in the New York Times-sponsored TimesTalk, a conversation series that endeavors to better connect Times readers with the subjects of the headlines. During the talk, Denzel Washington told audiences that he was originally approached to star in a film version of August Wilson's Fences as Troy before settling in on the stage version, opening on Broadway on April 26, 2010. According to Washington, who appeared at 'Talk Times' with co-star Viola Davis, revealed that he was interested in starring in a film version of Fences until he re-read Wilson's original stage play. Thereafter he told producers, 'I want to do the play...first.' (more...)

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